Guyana dominate Goodwill TT tourney

Guyana players post with the Suriname Table Tennis Association president Desire Hooghart at left.

A 10-member Guyana table tennis team dominated the teams and singles events of an interland table tennis and developmental championships in Suriname among teams from Suriname and French Guiana recently.

According to a release from the GTTA, the team which included some new talent, departed  February 28 for the two day tournament which ended March 1.

In the teams tournament, Guyana “A” defeated Suriname “A” 3-0 and French Guiana “A” 3-1 to win the gold, French Guiana “A” beat Suriname 3-0 “A” to cop the silver.

Guyana players post with the Suriname Table Tennis Association president Desire Hooghart at left.
Guyana players post with the Suriname Table Tennis Association president Desire Hooghart at left.

In the “B” teams competition, Guyana “B” beat Suriname “B” 3-0, and came from behind from two matches to nil to beat French Guiana 3-2  and cop the gold medal, French Guiana beat Suriname 3-0 for the silver medal.

In the junior division Guyana beat French Guiana 3-0 and Suriname 3-0 to walk away with the gold medal, while French Guiana beat Suriname 3-0 for the silver medal.

In the open singles competition for junior players Shemar Britton defeated Kyle Edghill in the final 3-2 while third place went to Suriname’s Maurice Lie  who defeated Stefan Corlette 3-2.

Nigel Bryan won the men’s Open singles title defeating Britton 3-2. The senior Open singles attracted 24 players and was divided into 8 groups of 3 players.

French Guiana players took the third and fourth positions.

Guyana players were Nigel Bryan, Shemar Britton, Joel Alleyne (senior “A” team), Orin Hickerson, Stefan Corlette, Kevon Corbin (senior “B” team), Elishaba Johnson, Kyle Edghill and Alec Hopkinson (junior team).

The championship were separated into 3 divisions, senior ‘A”, senior “B” and the juniors.

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